Cisco AnyConnect VPN (Mac OS X 10.5 and below)

Below are instructions for setting up VPN connectivity if you are using Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard” or below.

(If you are using Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard” or above, use these instructions instead. How do you know? On your Mac, click the Apple menu in the upper-left, and select “About This Mac”)


You can download the Cisco VPN IPSec installer here. 

Double-click on the .dmg file after download, and then double-click on the vpn.pkg installer file in the resulting window, and follow the installation prompts.

This will install a program in your Applications folder named “VPNClient.” Open this application.

You’ll need to click on the “New” icon (Wesleyan won’t be there yet), and you’ll be prompted to enter the settings for Wesleyan VPN:

In the authentication tab, enter the following information, using “wesleyan” (no quotes) as the password.

Then click on the Transport tab, and enter:

Click the Save button.

Back at the connection window, select the Wesleyan line item, and click the Connect button in the upper-left of the window. Enter your Wesleyan username and password. At the next prompt, click Accept.

Your browser will open to a page that verifies you are connected:

When you’d like to disconnect your VPN connection, you can either click on the Disconnect button in the Cisco Client window, or simply quit the application.